HST 213. History of the United States to 1877. 3 hours credit, fall
The European discovery of America, the colonial period, the Revolution, the growth of American nationalism, sectionalism, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
HST 223. History of the United States since 1877. 3 hours credit, spring
A continuation of 213, which is not prerequisite. The emergence of modern industrial America: the Progressive Era, World War I, the Twenties, the Depression, World War II, cold-war and post-cold-war America.
HST 253. Western Civilization to 1648. 3 hours credit, fall
The civilizations of the ancient Near East, Greek civilizations, the Roman world, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the transition to modern times.
HST 263. Western Civilization since 1648. 3 hours credit, spring
A continuation of 253, which is not pre-requisite. The Ages of Absolutism, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, liberalism, nationalism, and the rise of modern culture.
HST 273. World Civilizations to 1450. 3 hours credit, odd years, fall
This survey course will focus on the major world civilizations prior to 1450. Classical civilizations such as Greece and Rome will be included, but special emphasis will be placed upon non-western civilizations such as China, India, the early Islamic world, Africa, and American civilizations in the Pre-Columbian Era.
HST 283. World Civilizations since 1450. 3 hours credit, even years, spring
This survey course will focus on the major world civilizations since 1450. Topics of study will include the Age of Discovery, colonization, trade, and the developing world economy. Special emphasis will be placed upon non-western civilizations and regions such as Latin America, South America, Asia, India, Africa, and the Ottoman Empire.
HST 303. The Ancient World. 3 hours credit, odd years, spring
This course will focus on the history of the ancient Near East including the Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Hittites, Canaanite kingdoms, Mediterranean peoples, including the Minoans, Mycenaeans and Greeks, and extending through the era of the Roman Republic and Empire, and the establishing of the Byzantine Empire in the East.
HST 313. Civil War Era. 3 hours credit, even years, fall
An in-depth study of the period leading up to the American Civil War; looking at slavery, sectionalism, the abolitionist movement, political compromise, the war itself and the aftermath of the war, including Reconstruction.
HST 323. The American Frontier. 3 hours credit, odd years, spring
An in-depth study of the Westward movement of the frontier, including native cultures and European and American settlements in the West.
HST 333. Colonial and Revolutionary America. 3 hours credit, odd years, fall
A study of early settlements, colonial relations, the Revolutionary War, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the precedents of the Washington presidency.
HST 343. The Early National Period. 3 hours credit, even years, spring
The developing nation: Washington, Adams, and Jefferson Administrations; the War of 1812, the Era of Good Feelings, the emergence of the second party system, and the Age of Jackson.
HST 353. Modern U.S. History I: 1877-1932. 3 hours credit, odd years, fall
Study of the developing West, railroads, Populism, Progressivism, World War I, Isolationism and seeds of the Great Depression.
HST 363. Modern U.S. History II: 1932 to the Present.3 hours credit, even years, spring; cross listed as POL 363.
A close examination of the New Deal, FDR's presidency, World War II, causes of the Cold War, American involvement in Korea and Vietnam, Detente, the 1980s, and the fall of Communism.
HST 393. Medieval and Renaissance Europe. 3 hours credit, odd years, fall
An examination of European history from the fall of Rome through the Quatrocentro. Includes the social, political, economic, and military changes in Europe during the period.
HST 397. Special Topics in History. 3 hours credit, odd years, spring
This course will include a comprehensive examination of the people, places, and events involving a specific topic and/or era in history. The course will emphasize historical analysis, use of primary source materials, and a variety of methods (i.e. literature, documentaries, etc.) in examining a special
HST 413. History of Native America. 3 hours credit, even years, fall
An examination of Native American cultural, social, religious, and economic history from the earliest inhabitants of North America to the present. The course will focus on the impact of European contact in the New World on native culture and history.
HST 443. Europe, 1648 to 1815. 3 hours credit, even years, spring
A study of European history from the end of the Thirty Years' War through the Napoleonic Wars. Includes Absolutism, Constitutionalism, Enlightenment, French Revolution, the Age of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Congress of Vienna. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.
HST 453. Emergence of Modern Europe, 1815 to 1914. 3 hours credit, even years, fall
An examination of Europe from the Congress of Vienna, the social and political revolutions of 1820, 1830 and 1848, the Industrial Revolution, Imperialism, Colonialism, the rise of Communism and Fascism, World Wars I and II, and the Cold War. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.
HST 493. Writing and Research in History. 3 hours credit, fall
Participants focus on specific historical periods or problems, do extensive reading, research and writing, and share impressions in seminar format; topics determined jointly by student and instructor. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.